To describe Booksmart as a "female Superbad" would be to diminish it as a simple gender flip. It's much more than that – and the fact that the film is so f*cking funny is just the cherry on top.
The 2019 SXSW Film Festival wrapped on Saturday, bringing to a close a festival that boasted 60 percent of female-directed films screening in competition and taking home a number of major awards.
Director Olivia Wilde's Booksmart is an endearing teen break-up and coming-of-age film rolled into one.
Can we already Pencil in a spot for Booksmart next to Super Bad and Lady Bird?
The Development Slate reimagines the Akira Kurosawa classic Rashomon!
Love the Coopers hits theatres November 13th, but Dork Shelf and eOne films want to send you and a guest to an advanced screening on November 11th in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Halifax, or Victoria!
The Lazarus Effect begins with promise, but about halfway through succumbs to hackneyed PG horror film cliché.
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Her is nothing short of astonishing: a brainy science fiction yarn set in a not too distant future that also functions as an off kilter, but never ironic, creepy, or off putting modern romance. It’s a reflection of narcissism, consumerism, and most importantly alienation in our modern digital world. It's also the best movie of the year.
While occasionally overblown in terms of the melodrama being employed and a tad overlong, Ron Howard’s Rush is a strong sports drama with a pair of exceptional leading performances.
Although perhaps a little bit more commercially minded than his cheaply produced, almost verite, largely improvised mumblecore dramas, Joe Swanberg’s Drinking Buddies takes the same unforced and loose approach as the writer/director/editor/actor’s other creative endeavours and crafts a gentle, sweetly realized look at love and friendship.
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is a thoroughly average Hollywood comedy. There are funny moments throughout and it’s a big glossy production that hits all the expected notes before fading to black at this the right time, but it also meets those expectations to the point of reaching wild heights of predictable dullness.
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